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Pensions and insurance before 1800

£40.00

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This book is about people, risk and money - three of the most interesting aspect of human life. It investigates how people started to organise themselves so as to provide protection for themselves and their families; a few brilliant men eventually used statistics to point the way to a scientific understanding of the risks of life and death, and to establish the principles of insurance. The book is the first comprehensive study, including sources starting from the XIII century. With 92 b/w illustrations, lited on pp. vii-x. Contains xvi + 471 pages. Further reading 439-441; Index pp. 442-471. Endpapers depict the Royal Exchange, London, by Wenceslaus Hollar, 1644. Bound in black cloth on hard boards, with silver lettering on the spine. Black dust jacket, with cover illustration "Autumn" from Thomson's "Seasons", taken from a print of 1796. In very good condition. Ligh rubbing on the covers.

Item details

Author(s):
Lewin, C. G.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
6 1/2 " x 9 1/2"
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1862322112
ISBN-13:
9781862322110
Publisher:
Tuckwell
Title:
Pensions and Insurance before 1800. A Social History

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This book is about people, risk and money - three of the most interesting aspect of human life. It investigates how people started to organise themselves so as to provide protection for themselves and their families; a few brilliant men eventually used statistics to point the way to a scientific understanding of the risks of life and death, and to establish the principles of insurance. The book is the first comprehensive study, including sources starting from the XIII century. With 92 b/w illustrations, lited on pp. vii-x. Contains xvi + 471 pages. Further reading 439-441; Index pp. 442-471. Endpapers depict the Royal Exchange, London, by Wenceslaus Hollar, 1644. Bound in black cloth on hard boards, with silver lettering on the spine. Black dust jacket, with cover illustration "Autumn" from Thomson's "Seasons", taken from a print of 1796. In very good condition. Ligh rubbing on the covers.

Author(s):
Lewin, C. G.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
6 1/2 " x 9 1/2"
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1862322112
ISBN-13:
9781862322110
Publisher:
Tuckwell
Title:
Pensions and Insurance before 1800. A Social History

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